Populism in media: the voice of “the people”?

How does the media generate populism? Alexa Vaagt and Hanna Nyzhnyk explore the phenomenon of populism in the print media and television of Ukraine and Germany. Misinformation, polarization, and inappropriate emotionality are all typical strategies of populist media in both countries – part of why this so-called „journalism“ needs to…

Where is the pro-Kremlin propaganda here?

Vitaliy Markiv may be unknown to readers outside of Ukraine or Italy. But within both countries – and especially in Ukraine – the case of Vitaliy Markiv has attracted a lot of attention. Vitaliy Markiv is of Ukrainian and Italian descent, and was convicted of murdering photojournalist Andrea Rochelli during…

Media in Conflict 2.0

The second part of Media in Conflict took place amid lockdowns and travel bans, which posed challenges to international collaboration. Yet, during the past week four German-Ukrainian duos came together to exchange ideas, discuss, and tell stories about press freedom, identity, and diversity in the media. (mehr …)

David vs. Goliath: the censorship of student newspapers

Mobbing, depression, teen pregnancy, cyber addiction – only some of many topics that nowadays teenagers are concerned with. Student newspapers are supposed to thematize issues that affect young student’s daily lives. Hanna Vasylieva and Ole Wahls ask: What happens, if the school simply doesn’t want these topics? (mehr …)

Being queer in Berlin and Kiev

Today’s society knows what LGBTQI+ means, but do we know how societies in other countries deal with it? In Germany and Ukraine, the definitions seem to be very different, starting with the fact that in Ukraine the letters only reach to LGBT. A comment by Anastasia Kuznietsova and Daria Kisieieva…

Combating climate change in Ukraine

Like many people around the globe, young Ukrainians are taking their demands to tackle climate change to the streets. Although the country has ratified the Paris Agreement, its targets are so weak that even reaching them will mean an increase of today’s emission levels. Activists, on the other hand, are…

I am not your honey!

What does being a woman working in media mean today, and how do experiences differ in various countries? Hanna Nyzhnyk and Daryna Sterina look at gender-based discrimination of female journalists in their home countries, Ukraine and Germany. (mehr …)

Media in Conflict

Fünf Tage Tandem-Redaktion mit Jugendlichen aus der Ukraine und Deutschland sind vorbei. Fünf Tage lang ging es rund um das Thema „Pressefreiheit“ durch Berlin. Gemeinsam mit den Teilnehmenden und unserem Kooperationspartner, Center for Civil Liberties, besuchten wir zum Beispiel FluxFM, Reporter ohne Grenzen und sprachen mit Matthia Nelles vom Zentrum…